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Ruan Orchid

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14 Lower Bridge St, Chester CH1 1RS, England
+44 1244 400661
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We were staying in the Little Penthouse a few doors up and wanted somewhere to celebrate my birthday, so chose the Ruan Orchid. We ordered the Banquet C and we're delighted. The starters were delicious, and the spices soup certainly lived up to its name. The lamb curry was a whole hock, and with the other superb mains we were... More 

Thank Jayne S
Ellesmere Port, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Hubbie knew of this restaurant from pervious business visit and it lived up to all he spoke of - food was excellent - requesting a slightly milder version not a problem. Perfect for 10th anniversary.

Thank Jacqueline M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We've been going to the Ruan for over 20 years and have always enjoyed it. Very friendly staff and fabulous food, if you want it hotter or milder than what the menu suggests they'll happily sort it. Good selection of dishes for vegetarians too - I'm not veggie but it has become a running joke when we have the cheap... More 

Thank Cagsie67
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic little cosy restaurant. Service was very good despite being a busy Saturday evening. Had spicy pork cakes for starters with a delicious sweet cucumber dip, and a beef Thai yellow curry for my main, which was full of flavour and the beef was very tender. 100% recommend.

Thank J W
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having struggled to find somewhere to eat after the races we stumbled across this restaurant. We got a table immediately and had the yummiest dinner. Delicious mixed starter followed by the best red curry I have ever eaten, lovely atmosphere and charming staff.

Thank charlotte1763
Manchester, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Called in for lunch , chose of the lunch menu two courses for £8.95 absolute bargain! plenty of choice and freindly staff. I had the chilli squid, then chicken with kaffia lime leaves , was excellent! I usualy play safe and order the pad thai or a green curry but the food was amazing! all swilled down with a cold... More 

Thank Martyn H
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Situated at the heart of Chester city, this restaurant offers a cosy environment to enjoy high quality Thai cuisine. We were impressed every time we dined in the restaurant. The service is also of high quality and the surrounding ambiance was excellent. The restaurant is also within easy walking distance for most of the attractions of Chester city and the... More 

Thank Indrajit C
Chester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for dinner on a Saturday evening on a Chester racecourse weekend without a reservation and we were seated right away. The service was excellent. Fast, efficient, courteous, and attentive. The food was delicious. Had the coconut ice cream for dessert. Fabulous!

Thank jextpat
Montreal, Canada
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1,178 reviews
267 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 956 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had an excellent dinner in this restaurant while staying in Chester . The food was delicious , the service efficient and the decor was really nice .We really enjoyed the 1 1/2 hours we spent there !

Thank belleretraite
Canberra, Australia
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32 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

We love Thai food and enjoy many good restaurants in our home town. I was pleasantly surprised by the authenticity of spices and tastes of the food offered. The hot and sour chicken soup was very good and spicy. The crispy wantons were cruncyh with a fresh taste. The chicken chilli basil was well balanced and spicy and Massuman beef... More 

Thank cjpen

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Takeout
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 Lower Bridge St, Chester CH1 1RS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Chester
  • Phone Number: +44 1244 400661

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?